3 weeks ago
Wednesday, November 08, 2006
Thank God, the Democrats have taken control of the House. Hopefully they will take control of the Senate too. I sure hope we don't have a Florida2000 type of situation in deciding who will win the two undecided seats in the Senate. I think the only reason the people in control of this country feel that it is no big thing to change election results is because we do very little rioting and protesting. There are many parts of the world where a Florida2000 type of fiasco would have resulted in major riots,protest, and death(see recent Congo election).
The Virginia race is something in itself. How is it that so many people feel so comfortable voting for someone who is so obviously a good ol'boy. I can't believe he was so brazen to call the Asian student Mucaki(spell) with cameras rolling. Oh well, I think that in some ways this country is rolling back to the 1950's on issues involving race. Many white Americans are afraid that they will be outnumbered by people of color(Hispanics/Latinas) and/or they feel that they will lose control of the country. We know what happens when a large number of whites feel that way(see South Africa,holocaust,Native American holocaust etc..)
Maryland has a new Governor- Martin O'Malley( his picture is above). Please believe that he will run for president in a few years. Probably 2012, because Hillary has the democratic nomination in 2008. If you watch The Wire he should look familiar since the actor who plays him looks like he could be his brother. He has promised to make a college education in Maryland affortable. I sure hope he keeps his promise.